Young Leaders’ Summit – IIM Bangalore

Awake, align, accelerate: Chart your leadership journey

14th TO 16th September

Every nation pins its hope on the current generation – the collection of young and hopeful citizens who will go on to become the leaders of tomorrow.

In this backdrop, Vista and IIM Bangalore announces the fifth edition of the Young Leaders’ Summit (YLS). After resounding success for four years in a row, YLS is back again to create an engaging platform for students from around the country. The delegates will take part in a 3-day summit designed to maximize learning and to seed interaction amongst peers and experienced professionals.

The key takeaways from the summit are:

  • Interaction with global corporate executives and accomplished personalities in multi-faceted domains. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend speaker sessions by global thought leaders and engage in Q/A with them.

A snapshot of the past speakers includes Mr. Mukesh Ambani (Chairman, Reliance Industries), Mr. Stephen Fleming, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla (Chairman, Aditya Birla Group), Mr. P Chidambaram (Ex-Finance Minister, Government of India), Mr. Brooks Entwistle (Chairman, S-E Asia, Goldman Sachs), Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur (ex-MD, Disney India), Ms. Kalpana Morparia (CEO, JP Morgan), Mr. Ronnie Screwvala, Mr. Narain Karthikeyan, and Mr. Abhinav Bindra.

  • Steep learning curve by being involved in management case competitions. The delegates will work as teams, trying to solve and present solutions to real life business and environmental scenarios.
  • Delegates will also be able to participate in novel simulation competitions which will allow them to gain exposure to the dashboard of opportunities available to any business manager.
  • The students will get an opportunity to learn from IIM Bangalore’s globally renowned faculty, who have immense experience in the industry, academia, and research;

Many events mark a student’s course and define the path taken. YLS aims to be a landmark in this journey, which would serve as the cornerstone of leadership.


The summit will be held on-campus (at IIMB) from 14th -16th September 2018, with participants required to attend sessions on all the three days to be eligible for certification.

Components of Summit: (encompassing Strategy, Marketing, Finance, HR)

  1. Consulting case competitions
  2. Management simulation
  3. Workshops on Communication & Sports management
  4. Speaker Sessions by exemplary Business Leaders
  5. Faculty interactions
  6. Quizzing and team-building activities

Registrations commence: July 26, 2018

Registration deadline: August 27, 2018 (Monday, 12 noon)

Final List of Delegates: September 7, 2018

Summit Date: September 14th -16th, 2018

1. Any number of individual applicants can apply for the summit, but the final set of delegates will be chosen based on the applications. Google forms will be floated in advance.
2. Evaluation of applications will be based on the responses to the questions in the registration form after which the selected delegates will be notified.
3. The selected delegates will have to take part in YLS sessions/events on all three days to get a certificate of successful completion.
4. For participants, involvement in YLS sessions will be given priority over that in other Vista events, unless specified by the organizers.
5. Selected delegates can approach the organizers of YLS for a letter to facilitate obtaining permissions.


Application Shortlist and Payment:

The Young Leaders’ Summit is an invitation based event. Applications are encouraged from across domains and professions. The applications will be shortlisted, on the basis of various parameters. Succesful applications will be released, and candidates will then have to make the payment for the competition on IIM Bangalore – VISTA website.

Fee for Summit: INR 1500, per delegate

Accommodation and food charges: INR 800 for 3 days

This year, we plan to make the Young Leaders’ Summit bigger and better. Here’s a sneak peak into the itinerary for the 3 day summit:


  • Day 1: 
    • YLS Inauguration
    • Case consulting workshop (Basics of approaching a business case, and arriving at solutions)
    • Opening ceremony to VISTA 2018 attended by the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor
    • Conclave on Sustainability and Circular Economies
    • Speaker sessions
    • Simulation Competition
  • Day 2: 
    • Problem solving on an environmental situation
    • Conclave on Diversity and inclusion at the workplace
    • Workshop on Communication for Leaders by Professor Rakesh Godhwani (
    • Speaker Sessions
  • Day 3: 
    • Final submission and presentation of business case, judged by a panel
    • Sports Conclave on the fundamental of business management
    • Speaker Session
    • Business Quizzes and Team building activities

Note: The Conclaves and Speaker Sessions will be attended by Corporate Heads (Managing Directors/ Chief Executive Officers/ Business Heads) of firms including Pepsico, Coca Cola, Xiaomi, Bloomberg Quint, Nestle, IBM, Harvard Kennedy Women Network, Deutsche Bank, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sports management firms of Indian players and the Indian cricket team to name a few.